In 2002, Fox created a brand new reality television competition that no one could have ever envisioned would still be extremely popular to this day. American Idol is a singing competition where the winner receives a record deal. But it’s not just the winners that end up having success after the show. Many of the other contestants have actually gone on to brighter careers than the winners. We are now starting the 14th American Idol season and we thought it would be cool to take a look back at some of the most influential contests in the show’s history, and see where they’re at in life today.
Kelly Clarkson. Kelly Clarkson was the winner of first American Idol season, beating out Justin Guarini. Clarkson has gone on to have one of the best careers of any American Idol participant ever. She’s had many hit singles and will be releasing her newest album, “Piece By Piece”, in a couple of months. Clarkson is a fairly attractive woman with a great voice. She parlayed her success on the show into a great career.